City Planning to Reduce GHG Emissions and Enhance Resilience

Date(s) - Mar 9, 2022
7:00 am - 8:30 am

This webcast is hosted by APA International Division.

City planners are at the center of local decisions that drive carbon emissions and are impacted by climate change, yet in many countries, climate policies are largely determined at the national level. Boswell and Greve, authors of a leading text on Climate Action Planning (Island Press, 2019), will outline the strategies available to local planners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build communities which can adapt to sea-level rise, increased urban heat, and other climate impacts. Using examples from communities they have worked with, as well as innovate approaches from around the world, they will show how urban planners are implementing locally-appropriate solutions for land use, transportation, hazard mitigation, economic development, and municipal finance. They will also suggest how planners can best work with elected officials and other stakeholders to build support for climate-based decisions.

This session will furnish the Sustainability & Resilience 1.0 CM credit.

CM | 1.5